If Barbie was 6 feet tall her measurements would be 39-18-33. Galia Slayen decided to build one to illistrate the dolls unrealistic proportions. But then Barbie has no nipples, her toes are fused together, her mouth doesn't open, she doesn't even HAVE any other openings, she's got plastic skin, not to mention she hasn't aged a day in over 50 years. In short IT is a toy. Little girls see women of all shapes and sizes all around them every day. While, yes, her proportions are ridiculous blaming that for eating disorders in women seems unrealistic. If only we could find one root cause for any, all social woes then we could fix every one of them. Admitting it is a combination of factors makes it too difficult to even contemplate repair. After all alarmingly large numbers of the male population aren't working out to the point of injury and exhaustion to look like G.I. Joe. Any guesses on HIS comparative proportions?
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 19, 2011

taking the devil's advocate position on this one. and there are boobies involved, no bacon, but then you can't have everything.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/19/11 at 11:10 AM
mark, be sure to let us know how that comes out honey. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/19/11 at 01:23 PM
A scaled up Barbie doll should still have the same proportions as the original, so if you were to cover the right half of the picture you should see something that looks just like a normal Barbie.

This is clearly not the case with the doll above, I call shenanigans! height=250 height=250

Barbie, 1959 and 2009, courtesy of The Toy Detectives
Posted by Dumbfounded on 04/19/11 at 02:06 PM
thanks for the link dumbledoor.
robb you make a valid point, our children are raised in a gimme gimme society where too much is never enough. also i think the real live women who receive the worship and adulation of the masses as models do more damage. society shows what we really value everyday, anorexics make millions walking the cat walk in designer clothes. no matter how much we say that is not a normal or desirable way to look what we do speaks volumes more. because, lets face it, if fat sold then super models would weigh 300 pounds.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/20/11 at 10:09 AM
Sorry for modifying your Barbies. I am different now. No really.
Posted by Pablo on 04/20/11 at 06:43 PM
your mom worried about the dolls you played with but allowed grandma to abuse you in that way? wow, just wow.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/22/11 at 08:14 AM
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